Mike Lashuk

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Mike Lashuk
Born: 1939 (age 7879)
Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) FB/DB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
University Alberta
Career history
As player
19571963 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Awards Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy (1957)

Mike Lashuk (born 1939) is a former award winning fullback who played in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos from 1957 to 1963.

Fullback (gridiron football) position in American or Canadian football

A fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield in American and Canadian football, and is one of the two running back positions along with the halfback. Typically, fullbacks are larger than halfbacks and in most offensive schemes their duties are split between power running, pass catching, and blocking for both the quarterback and the other running back.

Canadian Football League Professional Canadian football league

The Canadian Football League is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. They are divided into two divisions: four teams in the East Division and five teams in the West Division.

Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League team

The Edmonton Eskimos are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Eskimos play their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and are the third-youngest franchise in the CFL. The Eskimos were founded in 1949, although there were clubs with the name Edmonton Eskimos as early as 1895. The Eskimos are arguably the most successful CFL franchise of the modern era, having won the league's Grey Cup championship fourteen times, second overall only to the Toronto Argonauts who have won seventeen. This includes a three-peat between 1954 and 1956 and an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982, and most recently in 2015.

A native of Edmonton, Lashuk won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for Canadian rookie of the year in the west in 1957, [1] rushing for 164 yards and intercepting 2 passes. [2] He played defensive back for a couple of seasons, with 5 interceptions in 1959 and 4 in 1960. He finally got his chance at fullback, teaming up with Eskimo legend Johnny Bright, rushing for 757 yards in 1961 and leading the team with 802 rushing yards in 1962. He retired after 7 seasons in 1963.

The Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy is a Canadian Football League award, given to the most outstanding Canadian player in the West Division. Each team nominates a player for this award, from which the winner is chosen. Either the winner of this trophy or the winner of the Lew Hayman Trophy will also win the Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Canadian award.

Defensive back position in American football and Canadian football

In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs (DBs) are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players and linebackers, who take positions directly behind or close to the line of scrimmage.

Johnny Bright Player of American and Canadian football

Johnny D. Bright was a professional Canadian football player in the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Drake University. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame, the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame, the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, and the Des Moines Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame.

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  1. FANBASE entry : Mike Lashuk Archived 2012-07-31 at Archive.is
  2. 1957 CFL record Book